Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) Announces the Signing of Joan Sebastian as an Exclusive Artist

New Album Entitled 'Huevos Rancheros' to be Released April 5th

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The multi-GRAMMY award winner, Joan Sebastian, has signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE). The singer-songwriter has joined the leading music company and is set to release his new album in April entitled, "Huevos Rancheros."

"El Padrino" is the first single that spearheads this excellent new production from the multifaceted artist. It is now in the Top 10 of the radio charts both in Mexico and the United States.

"Joan Sebastian is an extraordinarily talented artist. We have worked with him as a producer and songwriter and to now have him as an exclusive artist is an honor, and at the same time a great responsibility," commented Jesus Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula.

"Joan Sebastian is a living legend and his music continues to conquer the hearts of the public. We feel truly privileged that Joan is entrusting us to bring his music to the world," commented Gustavo Lopez, president of Disa & Fonovisa Records.

"It is my pleasure to announce to my fans, that after meeting my commitments with the label that represented me for 35 years, I leave with great gratitude. I have signed an agreement with Universal Music Latin Entertainment and through this company my fans will now be able to experience my music. My first album with UMLE is entitled 'Huevos Rancheros' and the first single already released is 'El Padrino.' I hope you enjoy. An embrace, wishing you the best," JOAN SEBASTIAN

With a successful career spanning over 30 years and over 40 albums, Joan Sebastian has sold millions of albums worldwide. Constantly remaining a fan favorite, Sebastian has experienced major radio success in both the regional Mexican and pop radio stations. Joan Sebastian is not only a successful singer, but also a respected songwriter and producer for numerous major artists.

Currently, Joan Sebastian is finishing the final touches for his highly anticipated album "Huevos Rancheros." This album will feature his own personal compositions and is sure to become a fan favorite. The album will be released on April 5th and will be available in all formats.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) is comprised of Universal Music Latino, Machete, Fonovisa, Disa, Universal Music Mexico & Central America, the Edimonsa, Disa, Fonovisa and Universal Latin publishing catalogs, and GTS Global Talent Services, a management service division. UMLE is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading Music Company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation. Universal Music Group's record labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Show Dog-Universal Music, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency. Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.

SOURCE Universal Music Group

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